Originally Posted by Randyonr3
Ran the numbers on the Bermuda 40.. comes in really close to my First 42.. except My 42 weighs in a a little more.. across the scale mine weighed in at 24k but its an owners version with a few extras.and mines about a foot longer, so we'd have to adjust for that...
In reading I found the fuel
at 48 and the water at 110 is a little light for a world cruiser..
Not knocking your boat, she's a bueaty.....But she's also far from a heavyweight, infact, she's in the lower area of a middle weight...
Thanks for the compliment Randyonr3.
Don't know where you got your numbers but no two B40's are alike. Water tankage in my Mark III sloop
is 150 gallons and fuel is 72 gallons. I have two fuel tanks
,a 48 gallon and a 24 gallon. My carbon spar is 4 1/2 ft higher than a normal Mark III and she carries as much sail as a SW42. She is a heavy displacement
A few comments about Bermuda 40's from a couple of published sources :
From Practical Sailor re the Hinckley Bermuda 40 :
"Critics are quick to complain that other builders produce boats that are just as good for less money.More often than not,these sentiments are just sour grapes from people who can't afford a Hinckley or even a different brand of comparable quality.While we acknowledge that there are a few builders around the world which build boats to the same exacting level,Hinckley is nonetheless unique in North American boatbuilding."
Practical Sailor concluded:
"Obviously,Hinckleys aren't for everyone.They are expensive and only you can decide whether the many little quality details are worth the cost. As one owner said,"The B40 is to be bought on the day that the full significance of 'you only have one life to live' becomes clear."
Jack Horner wrote in his boat review:
"The Bermuda 40 is a quintessential example of Tripp's art and masterful eye for near-perfect balance.I think it can be said safely that this boat has stood the test of time,and,although the design is now 40 years old,many people,myself among them,still consider the Bermuda 40 one of the most beautiful yachts afloat."
In conclusion Hornor writes:
"The bottom line
is these are very expensive boats,but they do retain their value exceptionally well and under some market conditions may even appreciate in value.They're out of my range of affordability but I can still dream of someday being able to own one or,better yet,design a boat of such lasting beauty."
Ferenc Mate' wrote of the B40 :
"without question the greatest fiberglass
boat of all time"
John Kretschmer wrote in his Used Boat
"If you have $150,000 to spend,would you rather have a beautifully reconditioned 1975 B40 or a new 32 foot ABC production boat ? Which boat will be worth more in five years ? Which boat would you rather sail ?"
He also writes "From the recessed,frameless portlights
to the custom-made stainless steel deck
fittings,to the lovely toerail,the boat drips with quality."
"Construction quality is what you pay for: Hinckleys really are built to a very high standard."
"Few boats have held their value over the years like the B40s. Financially, I'm convinced you would be better off spending $150,000 on a 25 year old B40 than a new,off-the-shelf production boat." (A bit redundant but he mentions this twice in his review)
Charles Doane wrote in The Modern Cruising Sailboat :
..."one could easily buy a brand-new boat that sails
faster and has more living space for about the same price
or even less. Still,I feel the B40 is an excellent value. It serves well as both a coastal or bluewater cruiser and is excellent in shoal-water grounds such as Chesapeake Bay
or the Bahamas
.Most examples that come on the market are in very good condition,as it takes a callous owner to neglect a boat like this.Because they are so beautiful and so well built B40s hold their value much better than comparably priced new boats."
I've never read a bad review on these boats. They are a much better value than many new boats. They also hold their value. Jeez....you'd think that I was a Hinckley broker.